Wall Street Journal says it has also been hacked

A day after the New York Times revealed that its network and the computers of 53 of their employees have been compromised by hackers believed to be based in China, the Wall …

The importance of data normalization in IPS

To fully comprehend the importance of data normalization in an Intrusion Prevention System, it is first necessary to understand what data normalization is and what it does, …

Open source NAC system PacketFence 3.5 released

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, free and open source network access control (NAC) system. Among the features provided by PacketFence, there are: BYOD (Bring Your …

Do you need a honeypot?

It might seem like a strange question, but I wonder how many readers are running a honeypot network in their infrastructure? If you’re not then let me be the first to …

Best Buy warning users of account compromise?

Best Buy has apparently been deactivating some of its users’ accounts and notifying the owners about it via email. “We are currently investigating increased …

Open source IDS Suricata 1.3 released

Suricata is a network intrusion detection and prevention engine developed by the Open Information Security Foundation and its supporting vendors. Several characteristics of …

A basic shift in network defense

“In our industry, most of the companies we were working with have spent the the better part of the past ten years securing the perimeter of the network with intrusion …